Albert Lea, Minnesota Population 2020

17,763
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Albert Lea is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 17,763, it is the 65th largest city in Minnesota and the 2035th largest city in the United States. Albert Lea is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually but its population has decreased by -1.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,016 in 2010. Albert Lea reached it's highest population of 19,418 in 1970. Spanning over 15 miles, Albert Lea has a population density of 1,338 people per square mile.

The average household income in Albert Lea is $55,649 with a poverty rate of 16.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $670 per month, and the median house value is $97,700. The median age in Albert Lea is 43.1 years, 41.4 years for males, and 44.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males.

Albert Lea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Albert Lea was:

  • White: 90.72%
  • Asian: 2.70%
  • Black or African American: 2.07%
  • Two or more races: 2.02%
  • Other race: 1.84%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Albert Lea, Minnesota is 17,763, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,647.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,016.

Albert Lea, Minnesota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,258-93-0.31%
201930,351-93-0.31%
201830,444-93-0.31%
201730,5371280.42%
201630,409-87-0.29%
201530,496-246-0.81%
201430,742-180-0.59%
201330,922-101-0.33%
201231,023-42-0.14%
201131,065-139-0.45%
201031,2040.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,04590.72%
Asian4782.70%
Black or African American3672.07%
Two or More Races3572.02%
Some Other Race3261.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native980.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.09%
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Albert Lea Population Pyramid 2020

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Albert Lea Median Age

43.1


Total

41.4


Male

44.5


Female

Albert Lea Adults

There are 13,928 adults, (4,130 of whom are seniors) in Albert Lea.

Albert Lea Age Dependency

80.5

Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Albert Lea Sex Ratio

Female

9,300

52.58%

Male

8,387

47.42%

Albert Lea Households and Families

Albert Lea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Albert Lea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.4%9.6%
All66.5%33.5%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Male51.9%48.1%
Female36%64%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7722.266.5
Married3,2962.7990.4
Non Family3,1051.1953.1
Female1,0532.9336
Male3183.5851.9

2.77

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

9.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Albert Lea Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6014.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,0428.25%
High School Graduate4,58236.29%
Some College2,73621.67%
Associates Degree1,58512.55%
Bachelors Degree1,48711.78%
Graduate Degree5944.70%
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Albert Lea Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,6949,7622,022
Hispanic1,34781415
Asian27911344
Other Race23789
Multiple Races16616615
Black161154
Native American8580
Islander1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.91%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,565$37,576$27,181
Less Than High School$25,854$27,200$21,893
High School Grad$26,016$33,135$22,802
Some College$34,816$40,489$29,091
Bachelors Degree$47,691$52,083$40,507
Graduate Degree$51,563$48,864$56,719

$32,565

Average Earnings

$37,576

Average Male

$27,181

Average Female

Albert Lea Language

Albert Lea Language by Age

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Albert Lea Language

87.43% of Albert Lea residents speak only English, while 12.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.80% of the population.

Albert Lea Poverty

Albert Lea Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,7141,70412.43%
Hispanic2,40869428.82%
Black34320058.31%
Asian47816233.89%
Native884146.59%
Other326216.44%
Multiple34561.74%

16.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.87%

Male Poverty Rate

19.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albert Lea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albert Lea is Black, with 58.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albert Lea is Multiple, with 1.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.68%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.43%
High School17.38%
Some College10.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.98%
Male Unemployed14.29%
Female Employed9.98%
Male Employed6.84%

Albert Lea Income

Albert Lea Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,513$55,649
Families$54,833$65,341
Married Families$70,743-
Non Families$30,015$37,793
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Albert Lea Marital Status

Albert Lea Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Albert Lea Married by Age and Sex

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Albert Lea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Albert Lea Marital Status by Race

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Albert Lea Veterans

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1,303

Number of Veterans

1,243

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam445
First Gulf War219
Korea154
Second Gulf War148
World War II125
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Age Group Veterans
75+456
65 to 74384
35 to 54280
55 to 64139
18 to 3444
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2569.78%
Hispanic563.55%
Asian196.33%
Hawaiian16100.00%
2 or More62.90%
Black62.84%

Albert Lea Veterans by Education

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7.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albert Lea Employment Status

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.70%

Born in Minnesota

92.45%

Native Born

7.55%

Foreign Born

5.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.45% of Albert Lea residents were born in the United States, with 72.70% having been born in Minnesota. 5.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,763580.33%
201917,705580.33%
201817,647-68-0.38%
201717,715580.33%
201617,657250.14%
201517,632-151-0.85%
201417,783-114-0.64%
201317,897-57-0.32%
201217,954-23-0.13%
201117,977-80-0.44%
201018,057-299-0.16%
200018,356460.03%
199018,310-890-0.47%
198019,200-218-0.11%
197019,4182,3101.27%
196017,1083,5632.36%
195013,5451,3451.05%
194012,2002,0311.84%
193010,1692,1132.36%
19208,0561,8642.67%
19106,1921,6923.24%
19004,5001,1953.13%
18903,3050.00%